Forget Hats, Try Turbans!

Aug 27, 2013

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Remember this Straylight Vintage dress? Well I tried dressing it up this way and that, and in the end it's just something I can't cover up. It's perfect all on it's own, so to style it I went to the next best thing: hats. Or more specifically...turbans. I have a ton of scarves and rarely remember to wear them (the burden of a hoarder), and when I saw this "how to wrap a hair turban" tutorial on Butterfly Loves Snapdragons, I knew I had to try it!

Admittedly, my first few attempts at wrapping the turban took me down a few wrong turns, so don't be discouraged if you try it and go "yea....no" at first. The first time it looked more Alladin-esque than stylish, and the second time I looked like an extra from a Shakespearean play. So there ya go, haha. When you fail, try try again!

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And what I love about this scarf head wrap thing is that I now have more hat options- ain't no one complaining about that ;)

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Scarf- French Connection
Earrings-Francesca's
Shoes- UO

Today I'm linking up at What I Wore Wednesdays, Wardrobe Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy, and I Feel Pretty- join the fun!

And if you're steamed that you don't have a dress like this in your closet, then you're in luck! Straylight Vintage is offering one lucky winner a $40 giftcard to their store! Make sure you enter the Straylight Vintage giveaway HERE!

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And while you're at enter my $35 The Wandering Ruby Olive giveaway HERE! There's only one day left!!
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40 comments :

  1. That pattern and color of the dress is genius! What I love even more is how the little turban turned the dress even cooler, you look like a true vintage lady! :) I have to try that tutorial as well, since I'm constantly sitting in a pile of accessories thinking of what cool to add to the outfit .. I usually end up with just a bunch of bracelets :D You rocked this turban perfectly!

    xoxo

    www.zerxzastyle.blogspot.com

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  2. you look perfect in a turban Marlen!! i think your short hair really does it. i'll have to check out Katie's tutorial too, thx for the link. i def find my attempts looking more comic than stylish as well and just ditch the idea. and i LOVE the pretty pattern on this dress, def perfect as is.
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

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  3. Gah! It looks so cute! You're rocking the head wrap. ;)

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  4. I love how cute and vintage-y well placed turbans look. Great post!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  5. You are SO CUTE! Love this turban on you!!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  6. Madly in love with your earrings!

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  7. You look so adorable! Love the turban look with your short hair, especially in this mustard color.

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  8. You look gorgeous, I haven't seen any turbans around here in Rome, it looks great on you.

    www.hungrycaramella.blogspot.com

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  9. Very cute. I like turbans every once in a awhile too.

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  10. Love this dress and your turban with it! A fabulous ensemble and so wonderfully summer too.

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  11. You look vivid and gorgeous and
    well done with that turbans!
    Xx

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  12. Oh so cute, I am checking out this tutorial for sure! I'm all about covering up crazy hair. Not that yours is, mine is. That dress is lovely too.

    Oh, and I am PUMPED about winning a giveaway from your blog! Thank you thank you!!!

    perfectly priya

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  13. oh you are so cute! I haven't tried turbans yet, looks like a good way to keep your head warm as the weather gets chilly!

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  14. That looks so very you!! I've never tried it, but I bet I could pull off that vintage look, too!

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  15. cant stand how awesome u make a turban look! I cannot pull it off!

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  16. So a few things:

    1. I totally just realized that I forgot to respond to your email (which I am majorly sucking at these days). So I don't know if you got the email and she redesigned your blog, or if you did it, but...
    2. Either way, I LOVE it. So clean and simple. GAWGOUS.
    3. This dress. It's also gorgeous. And the turban is totally working for you.

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  17. This outfit is adorable! I love the turban :)

    heyniki.wordpress.com

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  18. That apartment is beautiful and you look adorable too. I love turbans, I just don't think I can pull them off.

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  19. That turban suits you! I feel like I've never gotten it right... it always slips of my (oddly shaped?) head.

    Rachel

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  20. I LOVE this dress and I'm always looking for more ways to wear my 1 billion scarves. Also, I would like one of those mojito mules please!

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  21. You look absolutely ADORABLE in this turban, love it with the vintage dress, so pretty :)
    xJennaD

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  22. Why yes, I do remember this dress of yours, pretty lady! And I love the addition of the turban... it's so bright and yellow and aauauugh

    Also um, that shot of your face~ gosh you're gorgeous, Marlen! And so brave to take pictures of your face that close (but gosh it is a lovely sight *__* your skin is so smoooooth *reaches out to touch it like the creeper she is*)

    You always take such great architectural shots. That first picture is crazy good. I love the contrast between the white and black of the buildings but then how they both are unified by the windows that are all slightly ajar... hnnng beautifutifusdfl

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  23. Ooh - I have too many scarves I never wear as well - will have to get my turban on!

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  24. You are such a dream! You really know how to rock a turban, you look gorgeous!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  25. How cute! The color is a fantastic contrast to your dress too. I might just have to try one!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  26. I love your turban! I have one too :)

    XX Red Sonja

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  27. Who knew Turbans would become such a trend, a really pretty one too :) You've got vintage down to tee, wish I knew what to do! Following your lovely blog x

    http://melly-go-round.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Eeee I absolutely love it! Your scarf is beautiful and you look like a gorgeous gypsy queen or something (in the best way!). Haha, Aladdin is a look I have sported too, most often when my curlers are too big though! I'm sure it was quite different with short hair :)
    That dress is such a fun piece, I love the roses and the POCKETS! Glad you let it shine all on it's own, there will be plenty of time to layer it up when the cold weather comes :)
    Have a beautiful day Marlen!

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  29. That dress is so great, I love the pattern.

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  30. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and helping me discover yours! You look absolutely adorable! I can't pull of a turban but it looks trés fab on you!

    Dhruvi
    Stilettos & Sequins

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  31. Oh my gosh, you look SO cute in that turban! I've half-assedly tried to tie one before to no avail. I'm officially inspired to try again!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  32. LOVE this turban. Did you twist it yourself? Would you do a tutorial if so? I love it.

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  33. Ah, so super cute! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  34. Whoa, cute, cute, cute!! Love it!

    Thanks so much for linking up!!

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  35. def trying that turban tutorial, girl!


    --Leeds
    at this volume

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